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than it is today. bush won the war by courageous decision about the surge. i would argue that president obama is sqaunledering the peace by failing get status of forces where he president obama, said was important for stablizing iraq an maintaining friendship with it for decades to come. president bush is content with the judgement of history. people are being able to look back and say, increasingly the things he did were right. we understand better why he did them and he is content with that. martha: that will be interesting to see the library opening and sort of go back to some of those words and revisit that history as i know we're going to do on thursday. but you know, one of the constituencies that helped propel president bush into office was the hispanic vote. he had one of the strongest showings of that part of the voting population of recent presidents. that has changed in many ways for republicans and there's a story this morning in "politico" says if this immigration reform bill passes that that future is even more bleak in places lake nevada and colorado and ohio. think those
. >> all five in thes, andrea, are going to be there. president obama will be there and all the living predecessors. so the carters. the clintons. and the bush 41s will be there which is very special for him. any thoughts on that leading up to thursday? i love george w. bush for two specific reasons. i loved the way he addressed the nation in times of trials and tribulations. the way he addressed the nation after 9/11. how tough he was on terror. specifically. he did not mince words. that was so great of him. also, he doesn't get a lot of credit as bob says you are not going to hear about things that he put into place like the patriot act. there was a report in the "the washington post" that when these brothers were out on the run, how do you think the fbi was trying to track them down? using provisions of the patriot act. >> cross taking the wall down. one of the things in the library thing called decision theater. can you play a game against others. four different scenarios, katrina, the financial crisis, the war in iraq, the surge, in particular, and afghanistan. and the 9/11 the in
with the iraq war, perceived as the sort of crimes of the bush administration they wanted it to end and the obama administration has sold people a bill of goods. the idea that the drone war is actually clean. which is why i call it dirty wars. when you kill people in yemen, pakistan or somalia that aren't attached to terrorism, you're giving people an actual incentive to want to attack the united states. and so if you look at the poll numbers, liberals are very much lock step with the white house right now on this drone issue. no way -- >> stunning. >> no way -- >> that is stunning the same people, many of them calling for george w. bush's impeachment are calling for a war crimes trial after he left. and yet, again, this white house is actually, like you said, carried on a lot of the bush/cheney legacy in this area and made it far more intense, especially on drone strikes. >> also, one of the stories i do in the book. i was in yemen and somalia and afghanistan and elsewhere reporting the stories over the years. in somalia, i discovered that the obama administration is using a prison
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